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DRUM DUEL. It is mesmerizing to see two drummers players trying to outdo the other on the thavil, is a barrel shaped percussion instrument from South India. Used in folk music and Carnatic music, often accompanying the nadaswaram (similar to clarnet), the thavil is either played while sitting, or hung by a cloth strap (called nadai) from the shoulder of the player. The right head is played with the right hand, wrist and fingers. The player usually wears thumb caps on all the fingers of the right hand, made of hardened glue from maida flour. The left head is played with a short, thick stick made from the wood of the portia tree. The thavil and the nadaswaram are essential ingredients of traditional festivals and ceremonies in South India and the Indian diaspora .


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